This Year's Highlights

Making a trip to Berlin is always worthwhile - 365/24

And oftentimes, the trip can be especially rewarding –on New Year’s Eve, for example, when hundreds of thousands of visitors welcome the new year at the Brandenburg Gate. And February, too, is especially notable, as this is when famous movie stars make their way down the red carpet for the international film festival Berlinale. And the Easter holidays traditionally see famous opera soloists coming to Berlin for the Festive Days of the Staatsoper. You may also want to have a look at our Tips of the Day and the Event Calendar!

The Highlights from Berlin’s Event Calendar (pdf).

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On the very spot where the wall once divided Germany, HINTERM HORIZONT, featuring the great hits of Udo Lindenberg, unites fact and fiction in a moving story about...

Stage Theater am Potsdamer Platz
01/01/2016 - 12/31/2016
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04/29/2016 - 12/31/2016
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Exhibition

Yadegar Asisi’s Panorama of divided Berlin portrays an artistically compacted view of the days of the Cold War. Presented here is everyday life set against the...

asisi Panometer Berlin(am Checkpoint Charlie)
09/22/2012 - 12/31/2017
Exhibition

Parts of the collection of the Neue Nationalgalerie (New National Gallery) will be moved to Hamburger Bahnhof during the renovation period of the Mies van der Rohe-...

Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart
11/21/2015 - 07/31/2016
Exhibition

Permanent exhibition about the two summer weeks in 1995, when Christo & Jeanne Claude wrapped the German Reichstag completely into silver fabric.
At...

Reichstag
11/25/2015 - 12/31/2017
Exhibition

Spectacular dinosaur find! TRISTAN OTTO, one of the world’s best preserved specimens of Tyrannosaurus rex, is moving to Berlin in December 2015 when...

Museum für Naturkunde
12/17/2015 - 12/12/2018
Festival & set of events

Wrocław / Breslau is European Capital of Culture in 2016 (together with San Sebastian, Spain). Berlin was and is the cultural capital of Germany.

In 2016, we...

diverse Orte
01/01/2016 - 12/31/2016
Exhibition

From February 10 to July 10, 2016, Nationalgalerie will present a solo show by Berlin based artist Julian Rosefeldt (b. 1965) at Hamburger Bahnhof. Rosefeldt is...

Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart
02/10/2016 - 07/10/2016
Exhibition

In this exhibition, the Alte Nationalgalerie will focus on one of the most fascinating artists of the first half of the nineteenth century, August Kopisch (1799–1853...

Alte Nationalgalerie
03/19/2016 - 07/17/2016
Exhibition

With a large collection of sculptures and ceramics, the exhibition “MAYA – The Language of Beauty” addresses an underlying aspect of pre-Hispanic fine arts: the body...

Martin-Gropius-Bau
04/12/2016 - 08/07/2016

Multimedia Show through world's history close to Brandenburg Gate

The multi media time travel through 300 years of world history shows the...

The Gate
04/28/2016 - 12/31/2017
Exhibition

The exhibition in the European House Berlin

With the new exhibition EUROPA EXPERIENCE at the Brandenburg gate, the Information Office of the...

Europäisches Haus
05/14/2016 - 12/31/2020
Festival & set of events

For 10 years now the Citadel Music Festival has been an integral part of the Berlin summer. With up to 25 concerts per season the festival represents a musical...

Zitadelle Spandau
05/27/2016 - 08/28/2016
Exhibition

It shimmers quietly and timelessly from among all the rapidly changing fashions, trends and opinions. It appears only briefly in a fleeting combination of elegance,...

C/O Berlin(im Amerika-Haus)
05/28/2016 - 09/04/2016
Festival & set of events

The 9th Berlin Biennale has been set to take place between 2016 June 4 and September 18 and will bring together a range of local and international artistic positions...

Berlin Biennale
06/04/2016 - 09/18/2016
Exhibition

The JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION is a private collection of contemporary international art with a focus on time-based media.

Julia Stoschek Collection
06/09/2016 - 09/18/2016
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Brandenburger Tor
06/12/2016 - 07/10/2016
Exhibition

An open-air exhibition on the Peaceful Revolution 1989/90 will start in the courtyard of the Stasi Museum in Summer 2016.

Stasi Museum (Forschungs- und Gedenkstätte Normannenstraße)(Außengelände/Courtyard)
06/15/2016 - 06/01/2019
Classical concert

International Festival of Young Opera Singers

Unfortunately, this information is currently only available in German:

Die Kammeroper...

Schloss Rheinsberg
06/24/2016 - 08/13/2016
Trade fair & congress

Fashion takes centre stage in Germany's capital for an entire week twice each year at Berlin Fashion Week. The latest trends can be seen at trade fairs and public...

Verschiedene Orte
06/28/2016 - 07/01/2016
Festival & set of events

Fashion takes centre stage in Germany's capital for the Berlin Fashion Week. The latest trends can be seen at trade fairs and public shows, fashion shows and...

Verschiedene Orte
06/28/2016 - 07/01/2016
Sports

Competition in rhythmic gymnastics

Max-Schmeling-Halle
07/01/2016 - 07/03/2016
Fair, procession & parade

This summer, the 14th Open Air Gallery 2016 on the Oberbaumbrücke (Oberbaum Bridge) will become a lively place of encounter on Sunday, 3 July, from 10 am to 10 pm....

Oberbaumbrücke
07/03/2016 - 10a.m.- 9p.m.
Exhibition

The exhibition is under the auspices of the Federal President of Germany, Joachim Gauck

In May of 1965, Federal President Heinrich Lübke received Queen...

Schloss Schönhausen
07/03/2016 - Di-So 10:00-18:00
Festival & set of events

In July, the Foreign Affairs summer festival's fifth edition will be showcasing great international theatre from fields where the arts intersect.

Haus der Berliner Festspiele
07/05/2016 - 07/17/2016
Festival & set of events

The 5th edition of Foreign Affairs – International Performing Arts Festival will take place from 5 to 17 July 2016.

Haus der Berliner Festspiele
07/05/2016 - 07/17/2016
Exhibition

South African William Kentridge is one of the most internationally significant contemporary artists. He is not just a visual artist but also a filmmaker, director and...

Haus der Berliner Festspiele
07/05/2016 - 07/17/2016
Exhibition

Zwischen den Welten - Between the Worlds

Schloss Roskow
07/10/2016 - 09/18/2016
Trade fair & congress

Communicating the Museum is the world’s leading arts communications conference. Each year Communicating the Museum gathers communications professionals from over 2....

Deutsches Historisches Museum
07/12/2016 - 07/16/2016
Festival & set of events

The Gendarmenmarkt, one of Berlin' most beautiful squares in the historical centre, composes the grand scenery for the Classic Open Air Festival. On five evenings...

Gendarmenmarkt
07/21/2016 - 07/25/2016

Five minutes’ walking distance from Alexanderplatz. Huge hand-painted film posters hang on the sandstone façade of the postmodern building from the 60’s. Though its architecture is striking from the outside, the building’s most impressive features are found inside. With its magnificent chandeliers, retro eastern European style, red armchairs and huge glass front, the cinema’s foyer is a highlight in itself. Be it premieres or gay parties, this cinema hosts all sorts of events where glamorous VIPs mix with students, film lovers and party people.